Burlesque in Boston – Sunday

It was soooooooooo difficult to wake up this morning. Last night we all got caught watching America’s Best Dance Crew which is a dance show on MTV that showcases hip hop crews. We couldn’t escape from it even though it promised only a total of 8 minutes of dancing in a 30 minute show; the dancing was just soooooooooo good.

Anyways, the long of the short of it is that we went to bed really, really late last night so waking up this morning sucked! Shaz and I bailed on the 10 am class and decided to go for the 11:30am Chair Dancing class. We stumbled out of bed, strolled by Whole Foods and got to class about half-hour late. However, we hadn’t missed chair dancing, we missed the workout exercise beforehand. I wished I had been there on time because I am feeling like I desperately need to work out.

We learned how to move the chair in various ways, how to walk around it, and how to stand and sit on it. I’d say it was a well-rounded class. Yet it came to my attention that I was out of shape, as in my muscles aren’t as strong as I remember them to be. I miss ballet because I was in much better shape then. My quads and core need work. Sigh.

So then we headed over to Pasty Making and Tassel-twirling. Shaz and I both made some great pastries. Mine are a bit more Vegas than old-school glamor, but I am still rather pleased, and Sharon’s are black with a white lace trim (proper and pretty). Making pasties is easier than I thought and it seems like your imagination and areola size set your limits. Shaz and I are stoked about going to a craft store and getting supplies to make our own pasties. But watch out for the glue; even now as I write this I still have glue stuck on my hands from working with the materials.

Otherwise the day was filled with some jazz dancing (very, very elementary) and learning about how to care for a snake and how to dance with one. The instructor seemed rather nervous, but she spoke clearly and was very informative.

When the day ended we walked back home and enjoyed the sunshine and the pretty houses along Magazine Street. Currently I am getting ready for a nap, some eating in a few hours, and then at some point I’ll need to get ready for tonight’s show. Cat and I have texted today and I am hoping to set up dinner with her tonight.  We’ll see how that goes.

 Things I learned today:

  • in a non-dancer crowd I am a great dancer
  • people come in all different shapes and sizes
  • arts and crafts time is still a lot of fun
  • I need to learn to tassel twirl
  • putting on events aren’t as easy as they look
  • advertising does WONDERS for any event
  • I live a great and easy life

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